Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Can you hear me now?

Ralph got his 1st pair of hearing aids yesterday. Wow!

I was never under the impression that Ralph had a serious hearing problem. He never really acted like it. He was always alert to the sounds around him...including me tip toeing into his room in the morning!

After failing hearing test after hearing test, Ralph was considered a candidate for hearing aids. The ear molds were taken last month and the electronics ordered at that time. Yesterday was pick-up day.

After a brief wresting match the hearing aids were in! (The part that goes into the ear was not made correctly. It was supposed to be a softer, squishier plastic so they are being reordered. We'll use these for the time being.)

You could have knocked me over with a feather! Ralph had the funniest look on his face like he was hearing everything for the first time. Maybe things just sound different. I don't know, but I was shocked by the way his face lit up AND by the fact that he didn't attempt to remove the hearing aids.

Then Ralph and I went to the sound booth for some testing. He did great! In fact, he turned his head when he heard things that I couldn't hear. Maybe I should get my ears checked?

Pictures soon, as soon as I can swipe Wesley's computer while he is at work!

3 comments:

therextras said...

Great news! He can now hear your messages (hint, hint). ;)
Barbara

therextras said...

Great news! He can now hear your messages (hint, hint). ;)
Barbara

Vonda said...

I'm so excited to hear this (no pun intended)! I can't wait to talk to Ralph the next time I see him. I told my boys that Ralph got hearing aids and that brought about a good family conversation about how some kids need extras (hearing aids, glasses, etc.) to live and learn.